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So i got into the gaming world with an old pentium 4 years ago. My first real machine once joining overclock.net was a socket 939 machine.

I need parts list of the ultimate socket 939 machine.

First 939 was

Opteron 165 "LCB9E" did 2.8ghz
Gigabyte K8n SLI board
2Gb of ram.


I have found a cheap opteron 165 CCBBE on ebay that im interested in for using for the build. Unless you guys would suggest a better cpu.
What would be the best overclocking board and parts for this machine. Has to be an SLI board.

Please let me know your experiences from back in the day. I want to do this for a spare rig and just something to reflect on how far ive come. Thanks guys!
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the best CPU's for the 939 were the Athlon x2's. If you can find a cheaper x2 for that socket it would be best.
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post #3 of 66
the 165 was the best there was smile.gif... as for the board i always loved both the A8N32 and the DFI Ultra smile.gif... both great boards... as for the RAM, im not sure what to recommend frown.gif

EDIT: i forgot about the atalon FX series... unlocked multi smile.gif
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Originally Posted by DzillaXx View Post

the best CPU's for the 939 were the Athlon x2's. If you can find a cheaper x2 for that socket it would be best.

That's going to depend on what model X2 referred to. Some have a smaller L2 cache than other X2 models plus there are a few different cores, some clock well, some do not.

The good thing about a Opteron dual core is that it's based on one of the known "Good" core types, namely the Denmark which is also the same thing as a Toledo or even a San Diego core, names being based on intended chip useage but the Opty's are great 939 chips. Even the single core Optys are good, these being based on the Venus core which is a single core killer amongst the 939's.

The named Opty 165 is a good chip, worth picking up to use but has only one real drawback - It's low max multi (9X) requires a board with alot of FSB speed to get it going. Either the DFI LanParty series boards or the Asus A8N boards are the preferred ones for a 939, the DFI's being the overall best but the A8N32 SLI Deluxe comes in as a strong contender for a gaming rig.
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D-F-I LaNpARtY m2RS maybe?
 
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was the 6000+ from this era also?
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I seem to remember the Asus A8N-SLI being a decent board.
I owned an Epox 9npa+ SLi which got my Opteron 165 up to 2.8 24/7
The 165 were decent but you'd need a really good board since the multiplier was so low.

As far as highest clocks or decent chip, you'd want one with 1 MB L2 per core.
The 4400+ or 4800+ had this amount of cache but were 2.2/2.4 GHz out of the bos.
The Opteron 185 and FX-60 both had this cache and came out of the box at 2.6 GHz (the highest stock speed provided).
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was the 6000+ from this era also?

No.
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was the 6000+ from this era also?

yes... on intel
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Originally Posted by beers View Post

I seem to remember the Asus A8N-SLI being a decent board.
I owned an Epox 9npa+ SLi which got my Opteron 165 up to 2.8 24/7
The 165 were decent but you'd need a really good board since the multiplier was so low.
As far as highest clocks or decent chip, you'd want one with 1 MB L2 per core.
The 4400+ or 4800+ had this amount of cache but were 2.2/2.4 GHz out of the bos.
The Opteron 185 and FX-60 both had this cache and came out of the box at 2.6 GHz (the highest stock speed provided).
No.

this is very good info ^ smile.gif... i still highly recommend the DFI too smile.gif
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Opteron 165 was the best cpu for socket 939 era imo. Cheapest price dual core opty that could potentially reach 3 Ghz. My old opty 165 easily got 2.8Ghz on an ASUS A8R32-MVP Deluxe, bus speed of 350!

I vote for the Opteron 165 that you see on Ebay for cheap, nice stepping too.
    
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Best hypothetical?

AMD Opteron 185
DFI Lanparty UT SLI-DR Expert
Memory based on WInbond BH-5, Winbond UTT, or Samsung TCCD

I had a more budget oriented setup:

AMD Opteron 170
DFI NF4 DAGF
2x512MiB Twinmos Speed Premium (Winbond revised CH-5 UTT)

This setup was able to do 3GHz 24/7 with the memory running at DDR 500 2-3-2-1-T1.

I had an Opteron 165 before this, but my board could not manage more than a 300MHz reference clock with stability, so a 9x multiplier wouldn't cut it for 3GHz.
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